Josh Allen, the quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, has already experienced enough heartache on the football field to start the year. So this weekend, instead of attending the 2024 Pro Bowl Games in Orlando, he’s getting ready for a more laid-back yet competitive environment on the golf course.
Allen is anticipated to skip the Pro Bowl Games in order to participate in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA Tour, according to reports from The Buffalo News. The Pebble Beach, California event kicks off on Thursday.
Allen, who enjoys playing golf a lot, will participate in the competition for the third time this offseason. He played alongside PGA professional golfer Keith Mitchell the previous season, finishing fourth behind the tournament winners, Ben Silverman and Aaron Rodgers of the New York Jets.
In the regular season, Allen led the NFL in total yards (4,830) and touchdowns (44) as he was a finalist for the AP Most Valuable Players award. He completed the regular season with 4,306 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions on 385 of 579 passes. But Allen’s running stats—111 carries for 524 yards and a career-high 15 touchdowns—helped propel the Bills.
After the Eagles defeated the Chargers in Week 15, Allen also made NFL history by becoming the first player to record four straight seasons with 40 total touchdowns.
Allen has been named an MVP finalist three times now (2020, 2022, 2023).
Jason Kelce and Funko to create shirt to benefit Patricia Allen Fund after viral moment at Highmark Stadium
WKBW, Buffalo, N.Y. Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce has teamed up with Funko Pop to give back to the City of Good Neighbors after going viral for drinking a beer and going shirtless at Highmark Stadium during the Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs game!
“Jason Kelce confirms on his podcast New Heights that he will be teaming up with Funko to make a shirt that will benefit the Patricia Allen Fund at Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo,” Funko Pop Hunters posted on social media on Wednesday to announce the partnership.
Jason and Travis Kelce started chatting about the potential Funko Pop! photo that Funko had shared on social media featuring Jason.
Is there something electric in the air? Should we release this Pop!, how would you respond? Jason Kelce… #JasonKelce#Funko #FunkoPop @newheightshow #NFL #NFLPlayoffs #JasonKelce tweet.com/7qBfyw7RkS
Jan 28, 2024 — Funko (@OriginalFunko)
“Funko Pop agreed to do a charitable thing when I spoke with them. It feels strange. The whole thing feels strange to have shirts and everything made because it was just something that kind of happened naturally. However, I think it makes sense that we have an agreement with Funko Pop and that later this week, we will release a shirt, with a portion of the sales going to the Patricia Allen Fund at Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. After all, I believe you have to pay back the people who put you in this position.
Because of what they did to me and what we did to each other, that is the situation that arose. I understand that it was a little strange, but it felt right. I’m not sure why it happened. All I can say is that it felt like the right thing to do, but I’m not sure. Therefore, we will make amends with those who caused this.”
The following statement was issued by Oishei Children’s Hospital President Dr. Stephen Turkovich:
“We are incredibly appreciative that Jason Kelce decided to use the Patricia Allen Fund to support our team and the children we treat at Oishei Children’s Hospital. This is a real monument to the generosity of Bills Mafia, who founded the Patricia Allen Fund and encouraged others to follow in his footsteps.
They, along with everyone who has joined them in supporting the Patricia Allen Fund, have made it possible for us to hire exceptionally skilled and specialized caregivers and give children in need of such care the resources, tools, and cutting-edge care they require. We are pleased to welcome Jason as one more of the more than 50,000 donors to the Patricia Allen Fund in recent years. In order to formally thank Jason, we hope to get in touch with him.”
A wing at the hospital named after Patricia Allen, the grandmother of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, was unveiled by Oishei in October 2021.
Allen has a relationship with Oishei Children’s Hospital and has long been one of its supporters.